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  1. Classroom Resources | Grades   3 – 12  |  Calendar Activity  |  March 5
    Today is Native American writer Leslie Marmon Silko's birthday.
    Students revive elements of the oral tradition by writing about something funny that happened to them recently, sharing with classmates, and discussing the changes that occur during the retelling of the stories.
  2. Classroom Resources | Grades   1 – 12  |  Calendar Activity  |  March 17
    Today is St. Patrick's Day.
    St. Patrick's Day is celebrated by reading Irish folk tales and using the Story Cube tool to create a graphic organizer and see what characteristics are unique to Irish tales.
  3. Classroom Resources | Grades   3 – 12  |  Calendar Activity  |  March 21
    Today is World Poetry Day.
    Students read and respond to Billy Collins' poem "Introduction to Poetry." Students then write about a favorite poem and imagine the perfect way to read it.
  4. Professional Development | Grades   5 – 9  |  Professional Library  |  Journal
    To Grammar or Not to Grammar: That Is Not the Question!
    Argues that, taught in the context of writing, grammar can enhance and improve students' writing. Offers classroom examples showing how: good preparation for writing fosters good grammar and detail; students can use grammatical and syntactic constructions used by professional authors as models for their own writing; and how to help students learn revision strategies at the sentence and paragraph level.
  5. Professional Development | Grades   5 – 9  |  Professional Library  |  Journal
    Undoing the Great Grammatical Scam
    Grammar should be taught in the context of students' own writing: "we learn what we actually have the opportunity to practice and do in the real world."
  6. Professional Development | Grades   7 – 12  |  Professional Library  |  Journal
    Walk with Light: Guiding Students through the Conventions of Literary Analysis
    Burdan shares some common misconceptions surrounding literary analysis and describes activities that help students understand "the play of language."
  7. Professional Development | Grades   K – 12  |  Professional Library  |  Book
    What Research Has to Say About Reading Instruction
    This respected volume presents a range of research and instructional perspectives in the area of reading.
  8. Classroom Resources | Grades   9 – 12  |  Lesson Plan  |  Minilesson
    What's My Subject? A Subject-Verb Agreement Minilesson
    Students explore subject–verb agreement using real-life examples and then talk about the difference between formal and informal language and how to use this important grammatical rule.
  9. Classroom Resources | Grades   9 – 12  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson
    Worth Its Weight: Letter Writing with "The Things They Carried"
    This lesson uses a letter-writing activity based on Tim O'Brien's story "The Things They Carried" to build empathy as students examine the weight they symbolically carry in their own lives.

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